iSchools Research Blog: Exploring digital competence as it applies to student teachers


Image by Iris Hamelmann from Pixabay In the latest installment of our iSchools research blog, Linnaeus University Lecturer Fredrik Hanell examines information literacy as it pertains to pre-school teacher education. Based on Hanell’s dissertation from Lund University, the author examines how global policy discourse surrounding digital competence can constrain the development of creative and critical aspects of information literacies that are vital to successful teaching. Click here to read the new post.

The iSchools Research Blog showcases the work of young scholars throughout our organization’s 100 member schools. Scholars at member schools are invited to propose blog submissions here.


“Education for Information” issues CFP for special issue


IOS Press’s Education for Information: Interdisciplinary Journal of Information Studies has issued a Call for Papers for an upcoming special issue on Emerging interdisciplinary curricula in the information sciences. Researchers, teachers and professionals are invited to submit original research, review articles, or position papers on new interdisciplinary curricula, especially data-related, in (Library and)Information Science education. Submissions are due July 15, 2019.

The special issue is being co-edited by Koraljka Golub (Linnaeus University, Sweden), Angela P. Murillo (Indiana University-Indianapolis, USA), and Maria Simi (University of Pisa, Italy); questions can be directed to these individuals.

Click here to read the full CFP.


iSchools Welcome Linnaeus University of Sweden


The iSchools announce the addition of the Linnaeus University Information Institute to its worldwide consortium of information schools. Linnaeus is located in Sweden, and will be active in the organization’s European Region.

Degrees offered by Linnaeus University Information Institute include: Bachelors in Information Science and Library and Information Science; Masters in Digital Humanities, Data Sciences, and Information Management; Ph.D.s in Computer and Information Science, Contract Archaeology, Biomedicine with focus on Health and Pharmaceutical Informatics, and Library and Information Science. More information can be found on the Linnaeus website.

Linnaeus University becomes the 89th member of the iSchools, joining our ever-growing consortium of information schools dedicated to advancing the information field and spreading the iSchools movement worldwide.

About the iSchools
The iSchools organization was founded in 2001 by a collective of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field in the 21st Century. It has since grown into a consortium of more than 80 universities and institutions spanning five continents.

The iSchools organization supports and recognizes student achievement through its annual Doctoral Colloquium and Doctoral Dissertation Award, as well as other special contests and mentoring opportunities. The iSchools also provide collaboration tools and other support to assist faculty in their teaching and research endeavors. Every year, the iSchools organization presents the iConference, a forum in which information scholars, researchers and professionals share their insights on critical information issues in contemporary society. The next iConference is scheduled to take place March 25-28, 2018 in Sheffield, UK. Registration for iConference 2018 is now open.